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DIY Gallery: A Deeper Look into the 365 Artists 365 Days Project

12/06/2017
In 2014, I created a project called the 365 Artists 365 Days Project. The project highlights contemporary artists from across the globe through an onl...
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Lighting a Fire in Kids

12/04/2017
When I was a young teacher, I didn’t think about student engagement. Survival was my primary goal. I was happy if I was able to get through my content...
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When you say coaching...

12/01/2017
Walk through the doors of any Wisconsin school today and you will see educators working long hours to improve outcomes for their students. When presen...
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New Standards for Information and Technology Literacy, Music, and Science

11/17/2017
Key partners across the state have been hard at work updating standards in Information Technology and Literacy; Music; and Science to meet societal ex...
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Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code in Wisconsin

11/17/2017
December 4-10, 2017 is Computer Science Education week in Wisconsin. Computer science teaches students foundational 21st-century knowledge like how to...
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How a Texting Program can Prevent College Dropouts

11/16/2017
10 Tips to Help High Schools Adopt Proven Intervention for Increasing College Enrollment  As many as 40% of high school graduates who’ve been accepte...
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21st CCLC Grant Applications Now Available

11/15/2017
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is pleased to announce that applications for 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grants are c...
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Kromrey Middle School: A Sustainability Star

11/14/2017
Kromrey Middle School, a 2017 Green Ribbon Schools honoree, is an example of what happens when a school district and community embrace sustainability....
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How Did Our Schools Come to Be?

11/06/2017
How did our public schools come to be, and why does Wisconsin’s K-12 education system look the way it does? We decided to explore the answers to thos...
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Why We Celebrate American Education Week

11/03/2017
American Education Week gives us an opportunity to celebrate public education. This year’s theme is “Great Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibi...